Her only kid died shortly after birth. I’m not dead, a voice says after some time has passed.

At 88 years old and residing in a Tampa assisted living facility, Genevieve Purinton believed she was the last of her family. She’d lost her only child shortly after birth in 1949. However, her world changed when a woman claimed to be her long-lost daughter.

Connie, who had wanted to meet her birth mother since she was five, finally connected through a DNA test from Ancestry.com. Their heartwarming reunion was captured on video, marking their first real conversation in 69 years.

Genevieve, no longer feeling alone, now has her daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in her life. It’s a late but joyful chapter in their story, filled with adventures and precious memories.